Fred Armisen's favorite death metal band Abysmal Dawn is back after six long years! Abysmal Dawn announced their new album Phylogenesis to be out on April 17 alongside a brand new single "Hedonistic." Phylogenesis is Abysmal Dawn's first album with ex-live Incantation drummer James Coppolino and guitarist Vito Petroni.
Here's what the band had to say about the record and its title.
“So here we are, album number five, six years after the release of our last album! It took a long time to get here but I can say without a doubt, this one is worth the wait. We pushed the limits of all the musicians in this band and everyone is extremely proud. We finally get to release the first single today and can’t wait for you all to hear the whole thing.
The album title Phylogenesis (fīlōˈjenəsəs) basically refers to an evolution of a species in biology. It could be applied to how we’ve evolved for the better as a band, but also how humanity has evolved for the worse. Lyrically the album became sort of concept album some what unintentionally.
It deals a lot with things we encounter in our modern society and the maddening effect it has on the individual. ‘Hedonistic,’ in particular, is somewhat inspired by Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs and that true happiness lies in purpose, not material pursuits.
Thank you to all our fans that have supported us in our absence and waited patiently. This album is for you just as much as it is for us. Truly, thank you from the bottom of our black hearts. We’ll see you on the road with Vader, Hideous Divinity and Vitriol soon and expect even more of us in 2020!”
2/04/2020 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
2/05/2020 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
2/06/2020 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
2/07/2020 Come and take it Live! – Austin, TX
2/08/2020 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
2/09/2020 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
2/11/2020 The Haven – Orlando, FL
2/12/2020 The Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, N
2/13/2020 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
2/14/2020 The Warsaw Brooklyn, NY
2/15/2020 Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
2/16/2020 Le D’Auteuil – Quebec City, QC
2/17/2020 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
2/18/2020 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
2/19/2020 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
2/20/2020 Reggies – Chicago, IL
2/21/2020 Studio B @ Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
2/22/2020 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
2/23/2020 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
2/25/2020 Club Sur Seattle, WA
2/26/2020 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/27/2020 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
2/28/2020 1720 – Los Angeles, CA